The Louisiana Board of Ethics is telling an Acadiana hospital one of its top executives cannot serve as both an administrator and moonlight as a bill collector for the hospital.
The case centers around F. Peter Savoy, director of Acadia-St. Landry Hospital. The hospital requested an opinion on whether Savoy, who is an attorney, could be hired to operate the hospital’s collection services through his private law firm. The board said no, but did leave open the option of bill collector being added to his Savoy’s job description and his salary increasing accordingly. On whether Savoy could be paid on a contingency fee basis, the board punted, directing the hospital to seek an opinion from the attorney general’s office.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.